Updates, history, and content from neighbors in and around the Wedge
The LHENA Community Development Committee recently conducted a neighborhood survey to gather input from Wedge community members regarding the City of Minneapolis' Hennepin Avenue South reconstruction project proposal. Open for public comment between January 12-24, the survey received 76 survey responses and four separate letters from community businesses and organizations; 36% of respondents are business owners. The impact of reconstruction to Hennepin Avenue South inspired diverse opinions about the proposed design and ideas about what will make it successful. A summary of the results and all public comments can be found in the attachments below.
Last year, the LHENA Community Development Committee hosted a pop-up engagement event on Hennepin Avenue to gather public feedback. Those comments are also attached below.
The City's Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction project team presented plans and conducted community Q&As with our neighborhood on three occasions. The most recent presentation + Q&A on January 12, 2022 can be viewed at the bottom of this post.
The following document is LHENA's letter to the City of Minneapolis, sent to Mayor Jacob Frey, Councilmember Lisa Goodman, Councilmember Aisha Chughtai and her staff, and the Hennepin Ave S reconstruction project team. The letter also gives context to the attachments found at the bottom of this page, which include all public comments LHENA received from the community.
If you have questions for LHENA: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions for the City's reconstruction project team: email@example.com
Official Hennepin Ave S reconstruction project website.
The LHENA Board of Directors will be convening on Wednesday, January 19th at 6:30 pm via Zoom for its monthly meeting. New Ward 10 Council representative Aisha Chughtai will join us to talk about her first-year priorities and take community questions. As always, these are open to the public and a great way to get see how neighbor leaders conduct business on behalf of the neighborhood.
Draft agenda below.
On the evening of January 13, 2022, the Hennepin Avenue S reconstruction project team joined LHENA's Community Development Committee to present updates to the project. There was also a lengthy community Q&A. View the presentation in it's entirety below.
Here it the official project website.
Also, LHENA is collecting community feedback on the project via this form. Your feedback will be compiled and sent to the LHENA board and any relevant staff and committees of Minneapolis City Government. Responses are considered public record.
Take the Hennepin Ave S reconstruction project survey